|From Quartzsite, on the 31st, we drove to Menifee, CA, to a Thousand Trails park (Wilderness Lakes). We found a place with more than 500 spaces and almost all of them were full. We were located near Hemet, south of Riverside, and in the most beautiful farm country imaginable. We’d never been to this part of California before. The only drawback to this great parking place was the very large dairy nearby. With a wind in the wrong direction, the smell was not pleasant. We had made reservations to go from Wilderness Lakes to another TT park in Idyllwild, in the San Bernardino Mountains, on 2/10. But, there was snow in them thar hills. On the 2nd, we drove up to Idyllwild to check it out and sure enough, there was a lot of snow on the ground. They required chains to even enter the campground and there was not one space where we could have parked, because of the snow. We drove back to Wilderness Lakes and arranged to stay there longer and cancelled the Idyllwild reservations – we didn’t come to Southern California for snow. Idyllwild would be great any other time of the year and we’ll go there someday. The weather was gorgeous. On the 8th, we had lunch with friends from San Diego, who drove up to see us. Marie and I had been in band together at Carlsbad HS and in Rainbow Girls. Our lunch turned into hours, but it was really good to see them and we learned about all the things to do in the area. But, we did none of those things. I had undertaken a knitting project for my Rotary Club’s fund raising auction and spent hours each day knitting and knitting. This RV park was great for biking and we did a lot of that. We had fun meeting and exchanging tales with neighbors. Wilderness Lakes is certainly a go-back-to place.